National Philanthropy Day

Join us for National Philanthropy Day 2019!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019  

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

This year’s keynote speaker and afternoon workshop facilitator is Vu Le, author of the blog and Executive Director of Seattle-based nonprofit Rainier Valley Corps, which has the mission of tackling systemic injustice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaborations between diverse communities.

Le loves nonprofit work, has extensive experience in all aspects of it after nearly a decade of being an executive director, and thinks nonprofit professionals are amazing, brilliant, and good-looking.

Buy your tickets today, because this is an event you won’t want to miss!


National Philanthropy Day 2019 Awardees Announced!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan (AFPWM)  2019 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) awardees will be honored at our NPD luncheon on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids, MI.


Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Aaron Turner

West Michigan Chapter Award for Excellence in Fundraising
MSU College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo

Distinguished Philanthropists
Joe and Clara Stewart Family

Emerging Nonprofit Development Professional Award
Ben Nyhoff
Kids’ Food Basket, Grand Rapids

Outstanding Corporation, Foundation, or Community Organization Award
OST (Open Systems Technologies)

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
Michael Bohnsack

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Jenison High School Student Body